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What if Jesus were to tell you in first person about His time on earth?
"You are about to read an account of the life and ministry of Jesus that combines all four gospels into a single narrative and allows Jesus himself to tell us the story," writes veteran Bible translator Robert H. Mounce at the beginning of Jesus, In His Own Words. "Although the style is contemporary, the desire is to clarify the meaning of the original text rather than to impress the reader with clever phrases." To that end, Mounce's more conversational interpretation of the Gospels allows the reader to "be there" during Christ's birth and boyhood, at his baptism by John the Baptist, on the hillside when he spoke about the kingdom, amidst the miracle workings, and so on. His approach makes the words fresh to longtime believers and inviting to those seeking Scripture for the first time.
Here are some samples of what others have said about Jesus, In His Own Words:
"...outstanding and tremendous job on this wonderful book that gives such impacting words directly from the Savior." -Al Sanders
"The book uniquely presents the greatest story ever told in a fresh and living way ... one that comes from the Lord's own lips. Mounce brilliantly turns the story of Jesus in the gospels to an autobiography, where Jesus is telling His own story. Amazing!" -Frank Viola